Janetta Rundel, born into a poor miner’s family in a small
village in Cornwall, grows into an extraordinarily beautiful woman. She
determines to use her beauty, charm and ability to mimic refined speech to rise
above poverty and become a lady.
In a tough Victorian world where class
determines your future, Janetta has a hard struggle ahead of her. Finding a
position as a domestic servant in the house of a lonely Colonel of the Royal
Regiment of Artillery she soon discovers that she has a talent for controlling
Attracted to the glamour of the
regiment, she embarks on a dangerous career of turning heads and encouraging
the regiment’s officers and men to commit black mail and even murder to win her
heart. Through two husbands, love affairs, a court martial and the one true
love she can never have, she struggles to survive; and through it all she must
defeat an implacable enemy.